01 January - 11 December 2010


Tickets: 8


In a run down B+B in the north inner city, a chaotic and vulnerable rent boy meets with a middle-aged, happily married client. At first their meetings are simple, money/sex exchanges, but as they get to know one another, the man experiences a troubling burden of care and a moral awakening that threatens to pull his domestic life apart.

In this searingly honest look at the murky relationship between money, sex and desire, leading Irish writer Mark O’Halloran (Garage, Adam & Paul) explores the nature of desire, the shifting sands of the morally ambiguous transaction and the overwhelming need for power and control.

Directed by Tom Creed (Rough Magic, Playgroup), Trade is an emotionally jarring, morally challenging and sexually explicit journey into the city’s dark underground.

Mark O’Halloran hails from Ennis, County Clare. He is the recipient of the Evening Standard Award for Best Screenplay for Adam & Paul. The Dublin Film Critics Circle named Mark’s films Garage second and Adam & Paul joint first in the top ten Irish films of the last decade.

What the critics thought:

“Mordantly funny and unexpectedly poignant” Time Out New York on Adam & Paul

“O’Halloran’s screenplay has a sparse delicacy that can evoke mountains of emotion in the gaps between sentences” Daily Telegraph on Garage

Performance Dates, Tickets and Information

10 DEC 2010~ Tickets


Duration: 60 mins

*Concession tickets are available, with valid identification, to Students, Senior Citizens, Equity Members and the Unwaged.

BOOKING: (+353 1) 881 9613


Group discounts available in advance only, ask to speak to Melanie or email melanie@projectartscentre.ie (Mon-Fri during office hours) Seating

Our seating is unreserved so you will choose your seat on the night of the performance. We advise you to arrive at least 10 minutes before the start time as we are unable to seat patrons once a performance has begun.

Before the show, why not…?

…have a look around our gallery. During exhibitions our gallery is open Mon-Sat from 11AM until the performance begins…. …or catch up with your friends by having a drink in our bar. We offer a full bar service so if you just can’t wait to talk about the show join us afterwards for another. Parking Offer

Present your Project Art Centre ticket (evening performances only) at the Fleet Street Car Park and you will qualify for a special fixed price of just €5. Ask at box office for more information. Hungry?

Want to grab a bite to eat before the show? Why not pop down to Milano Restaurant in Temple Bar and pick their pre-theatre menu – Pizza, Pasta or Salad plus and a glass of wine – for just €12.50. Available from 5pm -7pm, just show your tickets or email booking confirmation to avail of this offer.

And if you’re in a rush remember that Milano also delivers to Project Arts Centre. Choose from a range of delicious made to order pizzas delivered to you in our bar. No queues and no need to even leave the building. Ask a member of our bar staff for more information.milano

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